Rheem Names Amy Johnson Vice President of Global Air Operations and Supply Chain
Rheem Manufacturing has promoted Amy Johnson to serve as the company’s Vice President of Global Air Operations and Supply Chain. In this role, Amy will lead efforts to develop and execute the global manufacturing strategy for Rheem’s air conditioning business division and oversee operating systems and best practices.
Amy has more than 20 years of operations and leadership experience. She joined Rheem in 2012 as a lead quality engineer and has risen through the organization. As the Senior Director of Operations and Quality, a role she held from July 2019 until now, Amy led the Fort Smith Operations team in a complete factory and operational transformation.
“Amy has been a remarkable leader for Rheem,” said Mike Branson, President Rheem Global Air. “She transformed our 50-year-old Fort Smith facility into a state-of-the-art operation which will benefit Rheem and the community for many years to come. With her proven leadership and passion, she will now lead all of our air manufacturing and distribution operations globally.”
Amy holds both a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and an MBA from the University of Arkansas. She is a 1994 graduate of Northside High School in Fort Smith.
Active in the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce, Amy currently holds a seat on the Board of Directors. She is a 2018 graduate of ELI (Executive Leadership Impact) Leadership Lab and a member of Hope Fellowship Church.
Founded in 1925, Rheem® innovates new ways to deliver precise temperatures while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. Rheem is America’s #1 water-heating brand with products available in more than 50 countries. Paloma Co., Ltd.® of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988, and today the company’s portfolio of premium brands include Rheem®, Raypak®, Ruud®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Solahart® and EverHot™ as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell®, Witt®, ColdZone® and Kramer®, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG®) division.